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Student Societies and Groups

If you cannot locate a meeting time or contact for the student chapter, it is best to contact the “faculty advisor” or another member of the faculty who is studying in that general area of research.  In some cases the club may be inactive.  You could always revive it!

American Fisheries Society

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. (currently inactive)

Contact: Francis Juanes

Forest Products Society Student Chapter

The Forest Products Society is an international not-for-profit technical association founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry. The Society’s Vision is to be the world leader in technical information transfer to further the socially beneficial use of wood and fiber resources. The Society’s Mission is to foster innovation and research in the environmentally sound processing and use of wood and fiber resources by disseminating information and providing forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge. More info…

Contact: Dave Damery, ddamery@eco.umass.edu

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter

NAHB is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.  As “the voice of America’s housing industry,” NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority. More info…

Contact: Kenny Murray, kfmurray@student.umass.edu or Dave Damery

Society of American Foresters

Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.

Contact: David B. Kittredge, Jr.

The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.  Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. More at www.wildlife.org

Contact: Curtice R. Griffin

Updated: September 27, 2010